Suggested Reading

For Mom

  • A Midwife's Story, by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman
  • A Wise Birth, by Penny Armstrong and Sheryl Feldman
  • Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, by Janet Balaskas
  • Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife, by Peggy Vincent
  • Birthing From Within, by Pam England
  • Giving Birth, By Katherine Taylor
  • Homebirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Immaculate Deception 2: Myth, Magic & Birth, by Suzanne Arms
  • Ina Mae's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina Mae Gaskin
  • Mind Over Labor, by Carl Jones
  • Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife's Story, by Onnie Lee Logan
  • Rediscovering Birth, by Sheila Kitzinger
  • Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina Mae Gaskin
  • The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Sheila Kitzinger
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, by La Leche League International
  • Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, by Christiane Northrup


For Children

  • A Child is Born, by Lennart Nilsson, Lennart
  • And After That, by Jeanne Ashbe
  • Baby on the Way, by Martha and William Sears
  • Being Born, by Sheila Kitzenger
  • How You Were Born, by Joanna Cole
  • New Baby at Cocoa Bear's House, by Vickie Lansky
  • On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Fraisier
  • We Have a Baby, by Cathryn Fatwell
  • Welcome With Love, by Jenny Overend
  • Welcoming your Baby, by Vickie Lansky
  • What's Inside, by Jeanne Ashbe
  • What to Do or Expect When Baby Comes, by William Sears, M.D.
  • What to Expect When Mommy's Expecting, by William Sears, William, M.D.


 For Fathers

  • Fathering: Right from the Start, by Jack Heinowitz
  • Pregnant Fathers: Becoming the Father You Want to Be, by Jack Heinowitz
  • Pregnant Fathers: Entering Parenthood Together, by Jack Heinowitz
  • The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin


 

Studies

  • Netherlands study finds: 

"Our study showed a lower risk of severe acute maternal morbidity, postpartum haemorrhage, and manual removal of placenta among low risk women in primary care at the onset of labour with planned home versus planned hospital births"


  • BMJ article pdf/0/bmj.f3263.